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to find two missing sailors. the taliban cled one and says i holding the other hostage. but the u.s. hasn't confirmed that. connor powell is in kandahar with the latest details on the efforts to find these men. >> reporter: the u.s. military has launched a full-scale search and rescue operation to find these two missing u.s. service members. they are search the area where they were last seen by air with helicopters and planes. on the ground they've set up military checkpoints checking vehicles as they come and go and n. and out of the area. according to u.s. military officials, the two members that are of the military that are missing are members of the united states navy. the sailors were last seen leaving a base in kabul sometime friday afternoon in an armored vehicle. not clear whether or not they were on an official mission or if they just happened to leave the base for some other reason. the military's not saying why they actually did leave. now, afghan government officials in logar province south of kabul say there was a brief fire fight between this vehicle and the taliban, and tha
: earthquake expert mike blanpied with the u.s. geological survey says earthquakes aren't rare in these parts. new york, southern virginia and the carolinas are more probably, but the d.c. region has had a few relatively minor tremors. >> in this area we're probably not going to get the big one right around here. we could get earthquakes big enough to do some damage and certainly there are many parts of the country that could. >> reporter: no one was injured and there was no damage reported, but people sure are talking about it. weighing in on the did you feel it section of the usgs website calling in to fox 5. but some people never even felt the earthquake sleeping through it, only learning about it hours later. >> as far as i'm concerned it did not happen. >> reporter: nothing except a little rattling and rolling has got folks talking over dinner about the day the earth around the d.c. area shook. >> it was significant. i mean, i hope i never feel that again. >> reporter: the few earthquakes that have happened here have been in the 2.5 range. they haven't been severe to cause much damage. >
war era. the u.s. and russia are now in talks to pull off the biggest spy swap in decades. here to break down the deal that's in the works. >>> months into one of the worst environmental disasters ever. crews may be on the verge of a big step in cleaning up all the oil in the gulf. that developing story is next.  i'm from the gulf coast. i vacation here. my family spends a lot of time here. and so i have a personal, vested interest in ensuring that we get this job done right. i'm keith seilhan. i'm in charge of bp's clean up on the gulf coast. bp's taken full responsibility for clean up in the gulf, and that includes keeping you informed. our crews are cleaning the gulf beaches 24/7. when oil is spotted, shore clean up assessment teams mobilize and we get right to work. over 25,000 people are included in the clean up operation. clean up efforts are coordinated from 17 staging areas across 4 states. we're working with the coast guard and many other government agencies. every day we're working with residents and local business owners to make sure these beaches are clean and that
for the iranian scientist who claims u.s. agents abducted him. tonight hear how he says the feds got him to the u.s. >>> this man convicted of blackmailing david letterman but he's also up for a major award. this doesn't have to be our future. not if the senate acts now on legislation to promote energy efficiency, biofuels, and renewable energy sources. let's make america more energy independent, protect our environment, and create millions of new jobs right here at home - instead of losing those jobs to other countries. if you want to change america's energy future, call your senators and tell them to support clean energy legislation now. >>> a shooting in a d.c. public school parking lot left an 18- year-old hurt. the victim is a participant in the city's summer youth jobs program. this happened just before noon today outside raymond elementary school in northwest. fox 5's karen gray houston has the story. >> reporter: investigators combed the area looking for clues. a police dog was brought in to search for a weapon. anxious parents rushed to the scene. >> it don't make sense. bullets don't have
with at least two of the four people convicted of spying for the u.s. they were exchanged for ten confessed russian acts busted on u.s. -- agents busted on u.s. soil. >> reporter: less than two weeks after they were arrested ten convicted russian spies are now in moscow. without any fanfare, their plane touched down at one of the city's airports. for most of those on board, including anna chapman it was a return home but for a naturalized u.s. citizen, it is likely to only be -- to be only a stop on her native peru. in exchange for their release, russia set free four prisoners, three former kgb agents and arms control researcher. the actual spy swap took place in vienna, austria. one russian analyst says even though it was a lopsided exchange of ten for four, the u.s. got the better deal. >> i think the swap was quite pragmatic for the until. we gave up -- for the united states. we gave up a spy ring here that didn't seem to do great damage to u.s. national security. in exchange we received a number of potentially high level, highly valuable russian intelligence officers. >> reporter: the f
are spending the july fourth holiday with u.s. troops in iraq. the two presided over a ceremony for new citizens in baghdad this morning. more than 200 u.s. service mens were sworn in as american citizens. there was an attack at the u.s. embassy in baghdad. there were no injuries or damage reported from the shelling. >>> u.s. troops in afghanistan have a new top commander. general david petreaus has taken command in the wake of general stanley mcchrystal's unexpected departure. connor powell has the det >> reporter: general petreaus russ assumes the top spot in afghanistan. nato and afghan officials must work together to defeat a stiffen my. >> we must demonstrate to the people and to the taliban that afghan and isap forces are here to safeguard the afghan people and that we are in this to win. that is our clear objective. >> reporter: petreaus will not make major strategy changes. his predecessor general mccriticism was fired after making unflattering comments in a rolling stone magazine. >> no one did more in helping get the inputs right than general mcchrystal. >> reporter: gop leade
be arrested and deported even if they have children that are u.s. citizens. here's monday on this story. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> reporter: they're calling this a children's march for the estimated 4 million u.s. citizen children in this country who have had at least one parent deported of deportation. >> my parents are illegal immigrants and they're treated like criminals and that's not fair. they're only here to work hard and they've done it for 22 years and i don't see any reason why they should go to jail. >> reporter: no, it's not the state of arizona, but the federal government's immigration laws that are under attack here. >> nobody should be separated from their family. no children should be living away interest their parents. >> reporter: -- away from their parents. >> reporter: but that's what happened to eve gomez to just graduated. >> the best opportunity for me to succeed in life if i can stay here and complete my education in the u.s. >> reporter: both of his parents have been sent back to india. he's facing deportation next month. >> i'm following the law like a
. another ten are all in custody here in the u.s. and as fox 5's bob barnard shows us, one of them is causing quite the sensation. >> reporter: this is youtube video of the russian woman who's now the talk of the cyberworld. anna chapman is her name. she's 28, calls herself an entrepreneur. the c.e.o. of a $2 million international real estate company. her photo is now appearing on newspaper websites because according to the u.s. justice department, chapman is a secret agent, a spy for russian intelligence services. >> she's gorgeous. it's like james bond where all the spies look like super models. >> reporter: showing off her picture on the streets of washington, this is the reaction we got. >> a russian spy. no, she's not. >> cover girl. >> if it's true, it's completely ridiculous. i don't know what information they could be trying to get. everything is probably available on the internet. >> i can imagine she could get quite the information from different scenarios. >> reporter: chapman has appeared in federal court, prosecutors calling her a practiced deceiver and extraordinary a
stories tonight. stuck overseas for months. tonight access back into the u.s. tonight a virginia man is finally back home. >>> but we begin with accusations of excessive force. a maryland woman claims police broke her hand. we're diving into the investigation tonight. >>> that woman claims montgomery county police stormed into her wheat on home and knocked her around. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. that woman says because of her injuries she can't work and fears she could lose everything. fox 5's roby chavez is here with the story you will only see right here on fox 5. robbie? >> reporter: a 65-year-old woman is raising strong allegations of excessive force, police brutality and unlawful entry. her hand is bandaged and she's in a cast. she says montgomery county police roughed her up in her oem home. >> this guy grabbed my hand like this and was doing like this. i said stop, stop, you going to break my arm. >> reporter: 65-year-old piero tuno recounts the night she says montgomery county police broke her hand. >> i came from italy and i never get in trouble with nobody. then i
earlier this week has now fled the island nation after he was released on bail. in these court documents u.s. prosecutors say michael zatoli admits his real name and patricia mills gave her name. prosecutors say an intercepted message from the successor to russia's kgb spells out the spice' mission. the only goal and tank of our service and all of all of us is security of our country only for reaching this goal you are dispatched to u.s., settle down there, gain legal status and were expected to striking up useful qain assistances broaden -- acquaintances broadening your circle of connections. the feds say they ended their year's long investigation this week because suspected spy anna chapman, the enter knit sensation was about to leave the u.s. they say natalia is asking that her two children now staying with a friend be sent to russia to live with family. bob barnard, fox 5 news. >> the virginia three were ordered back to court for preliminary hearings next wednesday. federal prosecutors say they expect the grand jury in new york to hand down indictments in the coming days. >>> controversi
may choose to legally live in the u.s. as john henrehan reports, that is not the case for gay couples. >> reporter: although the district of columbia and a handful of states new recognize same-sex relationships as marriages or civil unions, federal law does not. these couples, therefore, do not get spousal benefits from associate security, they don't get breaks on federal inheritance taxes and if one of the partners is not an american citizens, that partner may have to leave the u.s. that is the situation for irwin deleon who was born in the philippines and is attending graduate school in the u.s. >> i can't get a green card staying in the u.s. because we're a same-sex couple. different-sex couple can get married and apply for a green card and they'll have it in a few months. >> reporter: irwin has one to two years left on his student visa. even though he's married under d.c. law to a american citizens, john beddingfield who happens to be a episcopal priest in northeast d.c., because they a same-sex couple, irwin may have to leave after earning his doctorate. >> and we talked about it
is celebrating july 4th in baghdad. his wife -- they met with top u.s. military brass and met with a group of senators. they met with lindsay graham, john mccain and lieberman at the airport. the vice president's trip is to show the u.s. is committed to iraq as leaders are trying to form a government four months after the march elections. >>> free bracelets for fallen heros. the maker can't produce enough. a jeweler in texas is flooded with orders and he specially designs the bracelets for people who lost loved ones and into these brace, the napes of family -- fallen family members. >> we're over 1500 orders right now. >> and that way we're going to make it is i have to keep my machinery running all hours. >> and keep the machinery running and volunteers. he's got them working around the clock to fill the orders. july 4th was the deadline but the jeweler doesn't expect to finish the bracelets until september. >>> there is -- . >> and offering needed r&r. here's more at golf therapy. >> reporter: it's made for kings. on the grounds of windsor castle was the scene of the launch of the encour
as the decrease in american forces in iraq continues. >>> a u.s. soldier from fredericksburg, maryland died during a non-combat sdind initiating. morgan mcnecessary joined the army in july of 2008 and was deployed last august. >>> the u.s. is infested with russian spies according to the new york post. the cia just arrested nearly a dozen accused spies including three in alexandria. a former intelligence officer told the post about a few thousand russian spies living in the u.s. he went on to say more spies are here now than during the cold war because each one has a long shot hat getting valuable information. so the more moles, the better. >>> speak of spies today's spy tejada is leaps and bounds ahead of where it was just a year ago. all kinds of gadgets are on the market and as necessitated hibbert reports just about nifrn anyone can get their hands on them. >> reporter: in the hay day of 007, the hidden cameras were clunky. the bugs were big, and the wristwatch lens, well, kind of obvious. now, not so much. surveillance is surreptitious and getting more so by the minute. >> you're the first to
responsibility for the double bombings that killed at least 74, including one american. u.s. officials are investigating and helping the families of the injured get care. >> the f.b.i. and state department have been working hand in hand with the family and the hospital. >> reporter: now the friends and family back home are just hoping the ellicott city teen gets the care she needs, a safe trip home and that she can get past the horrible terror attack. >> she had just said five minutes prior to the blast she wanted to stay the summer. >> reporter: the friends back here hoping to get some word from her parents. their flight has been delayed but they finally got a flight out tonight. >> good news. we hope to have more good news on her condition. thank you. >>> fox 5 investigates and police officers said they were let go after reporting illegal activity inside their own department. maureen umeh joins us now with a preview of our exclusive investigation. >> reporter: four former new carrollton police officers just filed a lawsuit against the city they once protected. court documents say the
the explosion and the head of the u.s. travel association is asking bp to set aside a half a billion for a marketing campaign aimed at getting tourists back to the gulf. >>> the man in charge of getting the people of the gulf coast back on their feet is talking about the challenges he's facing. he helped manage the compensation funds for virginia tech, the massacre and 9/11. and this time he said it will be difficult to pinpoint how much businesses and people have lost. >> i'm trying to get the money out to the people and i'll not holding it up. i'm a fiduciary for the people in the gulf. >> reporter: he was not going to disclose what bp is pay pay. >> the president sought to downplay the doubts significant. >> they don't reveal any issues that haven't informed the public debate on afghanistan. >> reporter: military leaders echoed the concern while stressing the material could be harmful but is dated. >> a lot of it is focused on the past and i'm focused on the future. >> reporter: the battleground reports published on wikileaks detail friendly fire incidents and afghan civilian deat
. the other four russians accused of working for the u.s. and the brits. bob barnard is here to break it all down. >> reporter: it's 10-4. mind you all but one of them are russians. the ten whod a mit spying for russia -- ten who admit spying for russia ten days in jail. together in a federal courtroom in new york city, the ten russian spies caught in the u.s. pled guilty to one charge of conspiring to act asen unregistered -- as an unregistered agent of a foreign country. their sentence? a one-way ticket home to russia. the attorney for the infamous ten anna chapman says she took the deal to get out of prison good she never met personally with any official of the russian federation. she never passed information. she never received any money. >> reporter: the virginia spies who call themselves patricia mills will be allowed to take their young children with them. in exchange moscow will be releasing four russian, including a scientist accused of spying for the u.s., jailed for the past six years. >> his claim was that he was only passing on information that was publicly available in the pres
were able to apply for u.s. passports from the state department using phoney information, but time and again the stopgaps that were supposed to stop those passports from being issued never kicked in. passports are supposed to be issued after a careful review of an application, but it turns out federal investigators were able to get valid passports just by making information up. >> with a u.s. passport, the world is yours. >> reporter: at this senate homeland security hearing gregory koots from the government accountability office testified after a year his office exposed problems with the state department's passport security those problems still exist. >> we simply cannot issue u.s. passports in this country on the basis of fraudulent documents. >> this information from g.a.o. makes us all continue to wonder just how many individuals are fraudulently obtaining u.s. passports. >> reporter: g.a.o. investigators used a phoney florida birth certificate, fake west virginia driver's license and a just issued social security card for a 62-year- old. officials also used a same photo on sev
is already in jail on unrepresented federal charges including violent crimes. the u.s. attorney's office says the person is scheduled to go to trial on those charges in november and being held without bond. >>> do we know any more about this man who is already in jail? >> sources tell us he lived in the area where the women were killed. we're also told he worked for a company that delivers packages so he had access to some addresses and some other personal information. that's what we know at this point. >> thank you, wisdom martin >>> there is a $20,000 reward for anyone who can help solve the murder of a virginia man. police in california says jing hong kang was leaving a dental office with a female hygienist when the two were he kang was shot to death. >>> is homeland security too big to be effective? a two-year investigation by the washington post uncovering questions about the intelligence community. tonight critics are calling it government waste at its worst. fox 5's laura evans is working the story in the satellite center with dedeals. >> reporter: this article breaks down the agencies
's ms. iowa u.s. a. katherine conners meeting to bury a controversy. >> you a lot of people are mad about it but other people think it's hill airious. >> reporter: batista apologized. >> my agent called me and said we have to move to plan b. >> reporter: so he sent her flowers and gave her a call inviting her to washington to throw out the first pitch at tonight's game against the phillies. >> i think it's really cool. >> reporter: nats fans are loving it and digging her. >> and the fact that he did this, now we're going to have some fans from iowa which is great. >> reporter: just before 7:00 ms. iowa u.s.a. took to the mound and threw not a strike but not in the dirt, either. the ball now in batista's court. >> i told him that i can throw a pitch or two but the question is if he can walk in my bikini and high heels. >> reporter: how about it miguel? >> no, i don't stand a chance. >> reporter: so she threw another pitch. >> my director from ms. iowa u.s.a. contacted him to see if he would like to come and judge a pageant coming up in october to see all the beautiful women we have i
recordings. >>> tonight officials in cypress are responding to u.s. criticism of their decision to let a russian spy suspect out on bail. still no sign tonight of christopher metsos who jumped bail after being arrested on the resort island. they're searching ports, yachts, marinas looking for and insist police bear no responsibility for his disappearance. >> we don't have any indication that he abandoned the island. we are still in the process to identify if he remains or if he left from cypress territory. >> investigators have not said whether russians on cypress might be helping or hiding metsos but the island had a long history of involvement in cold war espionage. >>> slanderous, libelous. that's the reaction today from d.c. mayor adrian fenty to rumors he was once involved in a domestic dispute and the police department tried to cover it up. fenty and police chief cathy lanier both say the rumors are baseless. >> they tried this when i run four years ago. it's nothing more than the worst types of politics. >> actually those rumors surfaced i believe as soon as he began running for
, they are not deported so they sometimes stay in the u.s. and purchase new false documents so they can work again. since obama took office, immigration and customs enforcement or i.c.e. has audited files at nearly 3,000 companies and issued $6.4 million in fines against firms that hire illegal immigrants. this compares to 500 audits of companies in 2008. the new focus on prosecuting and finding employers but not deporting workers comes to light as president obama delivered his speech earlier this month on immigration reform. promising tough enforcement at the workplace and at the border and as the battle rages on between the federal government and arizona's new immigration law, including a lawsuit against arizona by the justice department. a spokesman for the immigration agency has said the goal of the employer audit is in his words to create a culture of compliance with immigration laws. one thing to note, i.c.e. leaves it up to companies for fire illegal workers but if they don't and are caught, they face the risk of prosecution. in washington, julie kirtz, fox news. >>> leave nothing behind. it is th
. let me just tell you according to u.s. estimates, this represents about 60,000 barrels of oil leaking into the gulf every day. a real disaster, the worst in u.s. history, shawn. >>> another big story tonight at 10:00, a metro access driver accused of raping a disabled woman is on the run. an arrest warrant has been issued for the man of frederick, maryland. the victim is a woman he was supposed to be driving home. fox 5's karen gray houston is following these new developments. >> reporter: police are putting out this picture because they say he is dangerous and alluding arrest. the general manager at regency cab told fox 5 yesterday the man had undergone extensive background checks and enhanced training. police tell us he has no criminal history they've been able to uncover. we're dealing with a perpetrator who is considered a predator. >> reporter: it allegedly happened july 8 in the back of the cab after the 36-year-old victim was picked up at an adult day care center in silver spring. it's a large operation. you're probably more accustomed to seeing their vans than private cabs. ne
a terrorist group described by u.s. officials as violent and brutal. will thomas is working the story for us from the newsroom. >> reporter: based on his own online writings, the young suspect from fairfax county has an intense interest in islamic radicalism. he wanted to train with allies of al qaeda. >> i don't know how somebody goes down that path. >> makes you wonder who else or what else could be around here. >> reporter: total disbelief in the quiet centreville, virginia neighborhood that was home at one time to zachary chesser. he attended oakton high school where he played football. he completed a semester at george mason university studying foreign language but something inside him pushed him away from his middle class roots. this is what he may look like now. youtube footage from a 2008 pro- hamas rally near the white house which appears to have been posted by him but only now he goes by the ji haddy name. he is accused of providing support terms to a group based in somali. >> these are bad guys that have been recruiting americans. he's not the first one. >> reporter: a global terr
intelligence officials are turning against their u.s. ally and cooperating with taliban extremists. >> it's like the british working with the nazis, leaking information to them. >> reporter: afghan officials say they're study the papers but so far don't believe the information appears new. the wiki leaks founder say there's likely more to come. his group is reviewing another 15,000 secret documents for possible release. >> they claim to be going through these documents to render judgment about whether or not anything inside could harm u.s. forces. but what's their expertise when it comes to making those judgments? >> reporter: pentagon officials say they're investigating the source of this document leak to try to figure out if it's a new perpetrator or someone they're already aware of. in washington, jennifer davis, fox news. >>> held would bond is the decision 0 a. federal judge handed down on zachary chesser. he is accused of trying to join a terror group. his next court appearance hasn't been scheduled. the f.b.i. picked him up when he tried to board a plane using his baby to avoid the
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